BIS Posts Items on U.S.-China Export Control Policy
In anticipation of the forthcoming publication of the final rule on export and reexport controls for the People's Republic of China, the the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has posted on its website three items regarding U.S. export control policy towards China.
The first item posted is speech entitled "The Future of U.S. Export Controls on Trade with China" presented by Assistant Secretary Padilla at BIS's export control conference in Shenzhen China in January 2007.
The second item is a brief slide show entitled "U.S. Dual-Use Export Controls and China" which provides some basic information on U.S. policy and licensing statistics with respect to exports to China.
The final item is a PDF version of the article entitled "In Pursuit of Security and Prosperity: Technology Controls for a New Era" that was written by Acting Undersecretary Foulon and Assistant Secretary Padilla and published in the Spring 2007 edition of the Washington Quarterly, published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
In the article Foulon and Padilla advocate "a new hierarchy of controls . . . to meet the requirements of . . . differing degrees of economic integration and technology collaboration" since the "current country-based system of controls is . . . becoming increasingly difficult to sustain." Specifically, they note that "a revamped control system could use a three-step approach based first on customers and then on countries and technologies."